Fluchtgut--Raubgut : der Transfer von Kulturgütern in und über die Schweiz 1933-1945 und die Frage der Restitution (Book, 2001) [WorldCat.org]
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Fluchtgut--Raubgut : der Transfer von Kulturgütern in und über die Schweiz 1933-1945 und die Frage der Restitution

Author: Esther Tisa Francini; Anja Heuss; Georg Kreis
Publisher: Zürich : Chronos, 2001.
Series: Veröffentlichungen der Unabhängigen Expertenkommission Schweiz--Zweiter Weltkrieg, Bd. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : GermanView all editions and formats
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Discusses the role of the Swiss in fine art trade during World War II. As a neutral country, Switzerland held an important position, serving as a fence for objets d'art. Distinguishes between two categories, "stolen goods" and "rescued goods", the latter being artworks which were brought by the owners themselves to Switzerland. Focuses on activities of museums, art collectors, art dealers, and owners. Discusses the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Art
History
Art and the war
Art et guerre
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fluchtgut, Raubgut.
Zürich : Chronos, 2001
(OCoLC)606587562
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Esther Tisa Francini; Anja Heuss; Georg Kreis
ISBN: 3034006012 9783034006019
OCLC Number: 50387692
Description: 595 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Veröffentlichungen der Unabhängigen Expertenkommission Schweiz--Zweiter Weltkrieg, Bd. 1.
Responsibility: Esther Tisa Francini, Anja Heuss, Georg Kreis ; herausgegeben von der Unabhängigen Expertenkommission Schweiz - Zweiter Weltkrieg.

Abstract:

Discusses the role of the Swiss in fine art trade during World War II. As a neutral country, Switzerland held an important position, serving as a fence for objets d'art. Distinguishes between two categories, "stolen goods" and "rescued goods", the latter being artworks which were brought by the owners themselves to Switzerland. Focuses on activities of museums, art collectors, art dealers, and owners. Discusses the exclusion of Jewish art dealers from the German economy and society, the structure of the art trade in Switzerland between 1933-45, and transactions from and to Germany, and from annexed countries. The fact that many private collections were later left to museums hinder investigations into their origins. Quantitative results of this research are disillusioning; the general conclusion is that data concerning artworks in catalogues from 1933-45 are false or misleading.

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